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Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn BrooksStrathmore
Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.
Easy Women Smoking Loose CigarettesSignature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29 Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.
Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival OrchestraStrathmore
Fri. Feb 21 Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.
Gun & PowderSignature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23 Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.
The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping BeautyThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2 A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.
National Archives SleepoverNational Archives
Sat. Feb 1 A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives!
Maz JobraniThe Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31 Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan LakeThe Kennedy Center
Thru Jan. 26 Matthew Bourne brings his breakout international hit to the Kennedy Center for the first time.
The Merry Wives of WindsorFolger Theatre
Thru Mar. 1 Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the power of women. Directed by Aaron Posner.
Becoming JaneNational Geographic
Thru Jun. 1 Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All StarsStrathmore
Fri. Jan 31 Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.
Thu. Feb 13 Hawaii-born Shimabukuro melds elements of pop and jazz into his passionate performances, emoting pure joy with virtuosic flair.
Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute ConcertThe Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26
Washington Performing Arts: Midori & ThibaudetStrathmore
Sat. Jan 25
Riffs and Relations: Terrance HayesThe Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23
Washington Performing Arts: Melissa AldanaSixth & I
Sat. Feb 15
American Ballet Theatre: GiselleThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 11 – 16
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the VoteNational Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021
Washington Performing Arts: Kinan Azmeh CityBandSixth & I
Sat. Feb 8
NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne JacksonThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's TaleFolger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27
Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie MutterThe Kennedy Center
Sat. Feb 1
Broadway Center Stage: Next to NormalThe Kennedy Center
Jan. 29 – Feb. 2
Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterThe Kennedy Center
Feb. 4 – 9